NEW DELHI: Since the last few days, moderate to heavy rains are being recorded in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. In a span of 24 hours from 8.30 am on Sunday, Dehradun received 127 mm of rain, Pantnagar 72 mm and Dharamshala recorded 43 mm of rain.
Life in Uttarakhand has been thrown out of gear as parts of the state are witnessing torrential downpour. Several massive landslides, washing away of houses, cowsheds and bridges and destruction of property and crops have been reported due to unrelenting rains.
Meanwhile, in the next 48 hours, moderate rains with few heavy spells will be seen over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand .Whereas, Jammu and Kashmir will see scattered showers, with more intensity over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Yesterday, Thal-Munsiyari Road near Banik in Pithoragarh district was closed after boulders and debris blocked the road. In a separate incident, a huge boulder fell on the road and blocked the portion of the national highway- 125 between Dharchula and Tawaghat in the state.
After 48 hours, rains will slow down, but the weather will not be completely dry. Intermittent rain and thundershowers will keep taking place.